What is Gowalla?
Gowalla is a location-based social network that uses game mechanics as a motivator to go places, do things and meet friends.
Players use a GPS-enable smartphone to check in at places of interest, share their location with friends, and leave comments about their travels. They are credited for their efforts with a game-like achievement system that rewards visiting both common and unique locations with a variety of iconic stamps.
Location: Austin, Texas